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USBDumper Poses New Endpoint Security Threat

August 25th, 2006

A new security application has popped up that when installed on your computer will copy files from any USB flash drive installed to it silently in the background. I don’t think you need to think too deeply on the security threat this can pose.

This application doesn’t just copy the files from a USB drive, but acutually makes an image of the USB drive, this becomes a larger problem as someone with malicious intent can use undeletion tools to recover files that were deleted from the drive.

Now in addition to dealing with data theft we have to start being careful where we stick our drives. Encrypting your USB drives is becoming more and more important as these internal hacking techniques become more and more predominant.Read Full Story

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